Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Human Rights in Iran: Culture Ministry Closes Tehran Gallery

This news will be welcomed no doubt by all the right thinking progressive forces. All the works have been removed because they contradict Islamic codes. This is in line with the recent UN resolution that forbids blasphemy. A great victory for the forces of light and reason.
Culture Ministry Closes Tehran Gallery
News number: 870906088014:17 | 2008-11-26
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's Asar Gallery was closed by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

The decision to close the galley was made as it was playing host to an exhibition by Iranian photographer Peyman Hushmandzadeh.

"All the works have been removed from the gallery for their contradictions to Islamic codes and social values as well as for its negligence of sanctities," the ministry's Center for Visual Arts announced on Tuesday, MNA reported.

The exhibition had been organized without any previous agreement with the center, the center added.

All art shows should be authorized by the center, which is an affiliate of the Culture Ministry.

The center's director is officially the curator of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

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